Aston Martin has revealed the production-ready Valhalla supercar. The driver-focused mid-engined vehicle with 937 horsepower hybrid will set best-in-class standards for performance, dynamics, and driving pleasure. It is developed with chassis, aerodynamic, and electronics expertise forged in Formula One®.
Kicking things off is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo flat-plane crank V8 engine, sourced from Mercedes-AMG. On its own, it develops a pretty impressive 739 hp (750 PS/551 kW). Revving to 7200rpm and developing 750PS, it sends drive exclusively to the rear axle. The engine is aided by a pair of electric motors at each axle. In all, the hybrid system adds 201 hp (204 PS/150 kW) to the experience. The car can drive on electricity alone, in which case the power is all sent to the front wheels. In other scenarios, the electric power can be split between the axles.
The engine is mated to an all-new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels through an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. Running in EV-only mode, Valhalla will reach a maximum 80mph / 130km/h and has a zero-emission range of 15km. Predicted CO2 (WLTP) is less than 200g/km. With all 950PS the supercar will achieve a top speed of 217mph / 330km/h and will complete the sprint from 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds.
Valhalla is built around a new a carbon fibre tub for maximum rigidity with F1-style push rod front suspension equipped with inboard mounted springs and dampers. That, the automaker says, saves both unsprung weight and space. At the rear there’s a multilink suspension design, with Multimatic Variable Spring rate and Adaptive Spool Valve (ASV) Damper units for on-the-fly adjustment to stiffness. Switch to Track mode sees ride height dramatically reduced in order to maximise downforce.
Aston Martin hasn’t yet revealed any images of the Valhalla’s interior, but it has confirmed that the new supercar will offer more cockpit room than the more performance-focused Valkyrie. A new HMI system offers users a touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an adjustable steering column means that even though the seat is in a fixed position, drivers of different heights can be accommodated. A surround camera is optional, as are the usual customization choices which the Q by Aston Martin division can wield.
Pricing for the Valhalla has not yet been announced, the first Valhalla deliveries are expected to begin from late 2023. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.
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